Dr. Gary Kiltz
Gary Kiltz is in his third year as superintendent of Greendale Schools. Before Greendale, Dr. Kiltz was in the School District of Menomonee Falls, where he worked as Director of Curriculum and Learning since 2012. He also served as a principal for more than 12 years, locally at both Menomonee Falls High School and South Milwaukee High School, as well as in Arizona. Dr. Kiltz began his career as a social studies teacher before working with at risk students as a lead teacher and director of alternative schools in Menomonee Falls, West Bend, and Mesa, Arizona.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies was conferred by Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He also holds certification in curriculum and instruction from Cardinal Stritch University.
Dr. Kiltz teaches graduate level courses at Concordia University in Mequon, WI and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. As a university instructor, he serves on dissertation committees, providing insight and advice to students doing major research to benefit students and education.
Kiltz lives in the community where his daughter attends middle school and his family takes advantage of offerings through Greendale Park & Recreation.
Greendale Schools Strategic Vision 2020 brochure is available online here. Pick up a paper copy at the Community Learning Center, the Historic Greendale Welcome Center, or the schools' District Office.
Proud Tradition, Exciting Future
Greendale Schools’ administration, staff, students and community are committed to a tradition of excellence in educating the whole child. In celebration of our 80th anniversary, the 2018-2019 school year will be tremendous as we continue to work on VISION 2020 and the three strategic priorities:
The student and staff success and achievements this past school year once again demonstrate the community’s commitment to a tradition of excellence in educating the whole child. As a District, we have much to be proud of, so it’s worth reflecting on the year’s success!
Greendale Schools continues to perform in the top 10% in the state of Wisconsin. The overall district report card from the state has Greendale Schools as significantly exceeding expectations. On district level assessments, the district increased the benchmark score to demonstrate grade level expectation more in line with college readiness indicators. Even with this increase in expectations, the schools have high percentages of students reaching grade level benchmarks in reading (64%) and math (79%). Attendance rates continue to be high with the yearly average over 98%. 92% of the graduating class had at least one college level course on the transcript before leaving Greendale High School. And over $3.3 million were given to this class in scholarships as a result of their commitment to academic excellence.
Our community also realizes that success in schools requires more than meeting expectations in reading and math. A comprehensive education involves rich opportunities in arts, sciences, music, and health/wellness. Over 70% of middle school and 80% of high school students participate in at least one after school co-curricular or athletic activity. Forty-six percent (46%) of our students participated in summer school, taking advantage of enrichment opportunities.
The Greendale High School Marching Band claimed its 13th consecutive state championship and won the prestigious Sudler Shield Award. The middle school and high school forensics teams competed extremely well with the middle school taking second place in only its 2nd year of competition. The spring musical, Oklahoma, won several state Jerry awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead Performance and Outstanding Supporting Performance. Two of the elementary schools were recognized for their integration of physical activity into recesses with their coordinated play through Let’s Move, Active Schools. And our athletes competed at the top in several areas including golf, bowling, cross country, swim, track, and tennis. Many student athletes in the Class of 2018 are going on to play at the college level as a result of their hard work and commitment. I wish them the best at the next level.
The Hall of Fame serves as a way for Greendale Schools to honor tremendous student athletes who continue to serve as models for our current students. The Hall of Fame recipients for 2018 include:
Each year, the district and its schools are recognized for exceptional performance. For 2017-2018, Greendale Schools again earned distinct recognitions:
The people and groups recognized this past year reflect a school system that promotes excellence and prepares students exceptionally well to be top performers in the region and state. We look forward to sharing our continued success with you in the future.
We are inspiring minds!
Gary Kiltz, Ph.D.